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Q. "What about Anton van Leuwenhoek?" - Delft, Netherlands
Anton van Leeuwenhoek is best known for his work on the improvement of the microscope, beginning in 1648, and for his contributions towards the establishment of microbiology in 1673. He was also the first to record microscopic observations of muscle fibers, bacteria, spermatozoa and blood flow in capillaries (small blood vessels).  The Complete Story
Q. "What about toilet paper?" - Orchard Park, New York
Zeth Wheeler patents rolled and perforated wrapping paper in 1871. By 1874 he had is own business the Rolled Wrapping Paper Company, but the company couldn't turn a profit. In 1877, Wheller reorganized into the Albany Perforated Wrapping Paper Company and began selling Perforated Toilet Paper ('The Standard') on a roll. It sold in plain brown wrappers and fit conveniently into the American bathroom, which at the time was quite small. Source: The Complete Story
Q."What about Robert Anderson of Scotland?" - Scotland"What about toilet paper?"
A. The automobile wasn’t just invented. It is not the product of any single man or group. It is the culmination of a worldwide series of experiments and developments. Today’s automobile represents over 100,000 patents. One of those inventive people was Robert Anderson. In 1832, Robert Anderson of Scotland drove the first electric carriage  Source:.The Story behind the Horseless Carriage
Q."What about the scienctist George Simon Ohm?" - Singapore
A. In 1827, using equipment of his own creation, George Simon Ohm (1787-1854) determined that the current that flows through a wire is proportional to its cross sectional area and inversely proportional to its length or Ohm's law. These fundamental relationships are of such great importance, that they represent the true beginning of electrical circuit analysis. Source: Corrosion Doctors
Q."What about Hargreaves inventor of the Spinning Jenny?" - Auckland, New Zealand
A. James Hargreaves (1720-1777) improved on a machine that had been designed and built years before by an obscure artisan called Thomas Highs, who was the true genius of the Industrial Revolution. Hargreaves built his first machine alone, in 1767, that first Hargreaves Jenny had eight spindles - an improvement on Highs's six - and even larger versions followed. Source:  Cotton Times - Understanding The Industrial Revolution
Q."What about Abigail Fleck?" - St. Paul, MN
A.One Saturday morning in 1993, when she was eight years old, Abigail M. Fleck and her father, Jonathan, were cooking bacon in their St. Paul, Minnesota home. Inspired by an offhand comment from her father,. Abbey Fleck invented a new, quicker and healthier way to cook bacon, then founded a company to sell her product., The Makin' BaconŒ
Q."What about Becky Schroeder kid inventor of the glo-sheet?" -Toledo, Ohio
A. Rebecca Schroeder from Toledo, Ohio, USA was ten when she became an inventor. Becky got a patent for her invention; she was on television and won awards for it. She improved upon the idea over the next few years eventually calling it the Glo-Sheet. The Glo-Sheet has been used in many places. Doctors use them so they can check patient's notes in the dark without waking them up and the US Navy and NASA have used them.
Q."What about the laser invention?" - Litchfield, New Hampshire
A.The invention of the laser, which stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, can be dated to 1958 with the publication of the scientific paper, Infrared and Optical Masers, by Arthur L. Schawlow, then a Bell Labs researcher, and Charles H. Townes, a consultant to Bell Labs. That paper, published in Physical Review, the journal of the American Physical Society, launched a new scientific field and opened the door to a multibillion-dollar industry.
Q."What about Charles Goodyear?" - Millinocket, Maine
A.Rubber, so named because it could erase pencil writing, had long been considered a waterproofing agent, but in its natural state, it melted in hot weather and froze solid in the cold. After ten years of tireless work and abject poverty, Charles Goodyear perfects his process for "vulcanizing" rubber, or combining it with sulfur to create a soft, pliable substance unaffected by weather.
Q."What about William Watts who invented the lead shot tower for producing perfectly spherical ammunition for the muskets of the time?" . Tuscaloosa, Alabama
In 1782 an English plumber named William Watts saw possibility in that. He realized that if he dropped molten lead far enough through the air, it, too, would form into spheres. The surface tension of lead is a lot higher than that of water, so it forms very perfect spheres indeed. He saw that he had a new way to make buckshot.
Q."What about William Stanley?" - Montana
A.On March 20, 1886, William Stanley demonstrated a system of high voltage transmission via a "parallel connected transformer." The device, combined with high-voltage transmission lines, made it possible to spread electric service over a wide area and allowed alternating current to be available at different voltages.
Q."Who invented the Apple iPod digital music system?" - Las Vegas, NV
The iPod originated with a business idea dreamed up by Tony Fadell, an independent inventor. Fadell's idea was to take an MP3 player, build a Napster music sale service to complement it, and build a company around it, Apple hired Fadell in early 2001 and assigned him a team of about 30 people, including designers, programmers and hardware engineers.
Q."What about inventor Richard Arkwright?" - London, England
A.Richard Arkwright made improvements in the textile loom and in 1775 took out a patent for a new Carding Engine. Arkwright's machine included a cylinder carding engine, incorporating a crank and comb mechanism. The comb moved up and down, removing the carded fibers from the doffing cylinder in a "continuous filmy fleece".
Q."What about the inventor of the modern brick making machine, John Williamson Crary Sr?"  -Spring, Texas
A.US Patents Nos. 21,186 and 67,728. Before Crary's invention bricks were formed by hand and of inconsistent dimensions/quality. The Scientific American magazine, January 1861, featuring Crary's Brick making Machine.
Q."What about Ralph H. Baer inventor of the video game?" - LaFayette, Georgia
A.In 1966, Ralph Baer was working for a military contractor, in New Hampshire. He decided to create a console that would enable people to play electronic games on their television sets. In 1971, Baer sold his game machine to Magnavox. They called the system the Odyssey
Q."What about Jethro Tull who invented the seed drill?" - New Zeeland
A.In 1701, two years after beginning farming, Jethro Tull invented a horse-drawn seed drill. In those days, there were no tractors, and they used animals like horses or oxen to pull the plow. This new invention would drill a hole and plant a seed automatically. The grains could be planted evenly in straight rows without waste.
Q."What about the blender?" - Redding, CA
The first electric blender was developed in 1922, specifically for making malts and milk shakes at soda fountains. In 1932 its inventor, Stephen J. Poplawski, received patents for a machine that would reduce fruits and vegetables to a liquid. The Complete Story
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